Hot off the “matter of time” press is news that 12-year veteran right-hander Jered Weaver has decided to retire from baseball.
Jered Weaver announces his retirement from @MLB following a career that spanned 12 seasons: https://t.co/MwE1M5biVp pic.twitter.com/L2lm9VouMU— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 16, 2017
Signed to a 1 year deal worth $3 million, Jered’s stats with the Padres weren’t stellar (0-5, 7.44 ERA) and he was prone to the longball (16 surrendered in 42.1 innings overall). Still, the longtime Angels ace leaves the game with a career 3.63 ERA in 331 starts, 3 All-Star Game appearances, 2 seasons leading the AL in wins and a no-hitter to his name.
The Padres wish @Weave1036 and his family all the best in their next chapter. pic.twitter.com/WJwUDEKrLm— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 16, 2017
Even though his signing to the Padres roster was met with shrugs and consternation due to his depleted velocity, by all accounts Jered Weaver acted as a consummate professional both on the mound and in the clubhouse in his time with San Diego. The 34-year-old also wasn’t above poking fun at himself for his performance (or lack thereof) for the Friars:
Don't worry padre fans I have a solution..we are going to have the outfielders in the stands next start to catch all those homers!— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) May 2, 2017
Jered Weaver’s pitching was forgettable in a Padres uniform. Regardless, the former Long Beach State Dirtbag and California native has put together quite a career and we wish him the best.